James Kallembach's: Audubon

An American Adventure Takes Flight

November 9, 2018, 8:00 pm
Jordan Hall

New England Conservatory
30 Gainsborough Street
Boston MA 02115

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For its 70th season, Chorus pro Musica has commissioned a work by James Kallembach celebrating the life of John James Audubon, premiering on November 9, 2018 at historic Jordan Hall in Boston. This multimedia performance combines chorus, chamber orchestra, and baritone soloist, Sumner Thompson, with visual projections of Audubon’s art and the natural world he loved.

John James Audubon was a larger-than-life frontiersman, artist, naturalist, woodsman, showman, and nature writer. His Birds of America is still widely considered the best of its kind, and his drawings are priceless works of art. Kallembach’s music evokes the romantic visions of frontier America, inspired by and embodied in Audubon’s depictions of birds. Videographer Kathy Wittman has been working closely with Kallembach to produce stunning visuals synced to the music and themes of the piece, to be projected live at the performance. This concert is also presented in partnership with Mass Audubon, an independent (and first) Audubon Society that has been protecting the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife since 1896.

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